High Tech Start Up, Revised and Updated

High Tech Start Up, Revised and Updated : The Complete Handbook For Creating Successful New High Tech Companies

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Make no mistake, even with all their potential for meteoric success, high tech ventures are synonymous with high risk. Fewer than one out of every fifty thousand Internet business plans submitted make it to the final stage. Many fail because the entrepreneurs did not have access to the invaluable lesson that comes from studying the real-world venture experiences of successful companies. Now they do. The book that has been called "a must read for all high tech entrepreneurs" by C-Cube Microsystems President Bill O'Meara, has all the hard-to-find information that start-ups need to rise to the top. HIGH TECH START UP presents a classic, step-by-step strategy for making a solid plan and securing comprehensive financing. Author John Nesheim provides more than twenty-three case studies that reveal how readers can modify their strategies to fit their particular objectives.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 156 x 235 x 28mm | 596g
  • The Free Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised and Updated ed.
  • 32 figures Fig. 3.1 & appendix A (approx. 30 tables) tk 10-15
  • 068487170X
  • 9780684871707
  • 995,597

Table of contents



1 Introduction to Start-Ups and Their Funding

2 Historical Overview

3 The Process of Forming the Company

4 Getting Started Legally

5 Preparing the Business Plan

6 The Team

7 Ownership, Dilution, Negotiation, and Valuation

8 Personal Rewards and Costs

9 Venture Capitalists

10 Leasing as a Source of Capital

11 Bankers and Bootstraps as Funding Sources

12 Angels and Other Sources of Venture Capital

13 Wall Street and the Initial Public Offering

14 Mergers, Spinouts, and Corporate Venture Capital


A. Saratoga Venture Tables

B. Resources for the Entrepreneur

C. Three Venture Capital Firms Describe Themselves



About the Author
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Review quote

Chong Huai Seng Publisher, Asian Entrepreneur A must-read for entrepreneurs, angels, and venture firms seeking the best practices. David Ben Daniel Professor of Entrepreneurship, Cornell University An invaluable, practical guide for high-tech entrepreneurs. John C. Dean Chairman and CEO, Silicon Valley Bank From idea to IPO, Nesheim provides a virtual road map to start-up success. George Gilder Gilder Group, author of Telecosm Super book by the start-up guru of Silicon Valley. Mario Rosati Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Great book for high-tech entrepreneurs. Donald T. Valentine General Partner, Sequoia Capital A must-read for all Internet era entrepreneurs. Thomas M. Uhlman President, New Ventures Group, Lucent Technologies Required reading for the next generation of corporate venture capitalists. Ken Tidwell Vice President, Engineering, Clip2.com Next best thing after the founders to have at the kitchen table. Chih-Chao Lam founder, Acknowledge and ShoppingList.com This is the book I wish I'd taken to heart in my first start-up. ShoppingList.com is all the more well-grounded for my having read High Tech Start UP.
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About John L. Nesheim

Since 1976, John L. Nesheim has coached more than three hundred new ventures that have raised over $2 billion in financing. Nesheim is CEO of the Nesheim Group in Carmel, California, which he founded after serving as treasurer of National Semiconductor, CFO of Valid Logic, and CEO of Flagship Software. He is also the author of High Tech Start Up. Nesheim lives in Carmel, California, with his wife, Gisela.
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